Is COVID-19 the first pandemic that evolves into a panzootic?


severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus infections

How to Cite

Gollakner, R., & Capua, I. (2020). Is COVID-19 the first pandemic that evolves into a panzootic?. Veterinaria Italiana, 56(1), 11–12. https://doi.org/10.12834/VetIt.2246.12523.1


SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic virus that has achieved community spread among humans and become a pandemic. Transmission from humans to dogs, domestic cats, tigers, and lions has occurred. Pigs, cats, ferrets, and primates have been identified as good candidates for susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2. The potential implications indicate the need for One Health surveillance, intervention, and management strategies to mitigate the effects on animal populations and prevent a second preparedness failure during this health emergency.



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